Del Mar News & Announcements

These announcements and Press Releases are updated frequently. For Stable Notes and other race-related news, you can read our Stable News.

Full Field in Oceanside Friday as Del Mar is Off and Running

Dream Shake © Benoit Photo A gate full of 3-year-olds will run a mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Friday in the 76th edition of the Runhappy Oceanside Stakes, the highlight of a 10-race...

After His 2020 Hiatus, Denman Ready For His Del Mar Return

Trevor Denman © Benoit Photo Trevor Denman called the last race at Del Mar’s fall session on December 1, 2019. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife of 26 years, Robin, saddled up and headed east...

Trevor Denman to Return to his Booth at Del Mar this Summer

Trevor Denman © Benoit Photo Trevor’s back. True racing fans – and especially those who make Del Mar part of their summer routine – know exactly what that means. Trevor Denman, the iconic racing commentator...

Del Mar to Open With 100% Capacity in Seated Areas

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced plans to open its 2021 summer race meet with 100% capacity for fans in its seating areas throughout its facility. This decision was made in accordance with state and...

Del Mar Among Nation's Safest Tracks for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year, Del Mar was identified as one of the safest major racetracks in the U.S. based on annual data released Monday by The Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database (EID). In 2020,...

Record Ship & Win Program at Del Mar

$4,000 Starter Bonus, 50% and 40% Purse Enhancements Leggs Galore, a Ship & Win winner at Del Mar in 2020, continues to race on the Southern California circuit. © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s highly successful...

Del Mar Looking Forward to Fans Returning

Summer Meet To Open Friday, July 16 With improving trends in public health data, growth in vaccination rates and the gradual relaxation of limits on attendance at sporting and performance venues in the state, Del...

Del Mar Increases Purses for 21 of 34 Major Summer Stakes in 2021

Building on the positive news it announced last week concerning a 30% increase to overnight purses and major enhancements to its popular “Ship & Win” program, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club today released this year’s...

Del Mar Announces Major Purse Increases for 2021 Summer Meet

Purses to Exceed $700,000 Per Day; "Ship and Win" Incentives Double

$1 Million 'Wild West Bonus' Announced for Big 'Cap, Hollywood Gold Cup & TVG Pacific Classic Sweep as Santa Anita & Del Mar Join Forces

Santa Anita to Boost Overnight Race Purses by $15,000 on Big 'Cap Day, March 6 Santa Anita Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have announced they have joined forces to create the $1 Million...